Re: Passthrough TCP/IP address

From: Simon Amor <>
Date: Tue, 28 Jan 1997 00:10:09 +0000

On Jan 28, Mark Visser wrote:
> On Wed, 22 Jan 1997, Duane Wessels wrote:
> >
> > X-Forwarded-For request header
> > ==============================================================================
> > Squid used to add a request header called "Forwarded" which appeared
> > in some early HTTP/1.1 draft documents. This header had the format
> >
> > Forwarded: by cache-host for client-address
> Sorry..i'm not running squid for such a long time (just 4 weeks now), but
> we have some protected pages on WWW (protected by iprange), and now
> ..since people are using the proxyserver, they are always denied access,
> because the adress the www server gets is the ipadress of the proxyserver,
> squid, and not the adress of the 'real asker'.
> do i implement this..that squid sends out the right ipno ?..or is
> this behaviour normal and should i find another solution ?

I think what Mark is talking about is making the connection to the
web server appear to come from not the IP address of the web cache
but of the original client. This is not really possible so I would
recommend disabling the use of the proxy for accesses to the pages
which are protected.

Use a proxy auto-configuration script or just enter the web server's
name into the 'No proxy for' box in the browser (assuming it has one)


Simon Amor                        System & Network Administrator                   Absolute Communications Ltd      Telephone: +44 116 233 0034
Received on Mon Jan 27 1997 - 16:22:37 MST

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